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DIRECTOR and FACULTY POSITION of Advanced Education Program/Orthodontics Residency, Orthodontics

University of Missouri Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 14, 2023

Job Details

Hiring Department


UMKC has the only public dental school in Missouri.
We are the only institution in Missouri offering advanced education residency programs in
General Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and Endodontics.

The UMKC Dental School is a partner of the UMKC Health Sciences District . The District strives to be a premier academic health district, engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the-science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. UMKC provides unique opportunities for research and health care collaboration across its Schools of: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Health Studies, and Pharmacy as well as University Health physicians, regional health care institutions, and the University of Missouri System’s NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center.

Job Description

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry seeks a non-tenure-track faculty Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor or tenure-eligible Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics for the position of Director of the Advanced Education Program (AEP) in Orthodontics (Orthodontics Residency).

Director responsibilities focus on all aspects of the didactic and clinical training of orthodontic residents, including but not limited to:
  • Administrative oversight of the AEP in Orthodontics and associated faculty and staff interacting with the program to assure quality programming and activities.
  • Responsibility for organizing, preparing, and coordinating didactic curriculum, clinical curriculum and training, and seminars using a strategic approach which supports the program and the School of Dentistry.
  • Documentation of program outcomes and resident progression,
  • Responsibility for compliance with accrediation standards and reporting, and compliance with federal, state, local regulations and university policies.
  • Other duties as identified.
This position includes a ranked faculty appointment as a non-tenure-track faculty Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor or tenure-eligible Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics:
  • Ranked, non-tenure track Assistant/Associate Clinical Professors have responsibilities in teaching and service to the department, School, university, and/or community.
  • Tenure-eligible Assistant/Associate Professors have responsibilities in teaching, research, and service to the department, School, university, and/or community.
  • Candidates should have a DMD/DDS degree, American Board certification in Orthodontics, and have experience in dental education.
  • Eligibility for Missouri Dental Faculty licensure is required.
  • Candidates for a tenure-eligible position must exhibit successful engagement in research.

Anticipated Hiring Range

The UMKC School of Dentistry is committed to evaluating salary and market data as we recruit for and hire the next generation of educators. The salary range for this position has recently been revised. The salary offered for this position will be commensurate with rank, education and experience.

Application Materials

For consideration, you must apply online at , click on Academic Positions, Job Opening ID 49091 .

Please combine all application materials:

· personal letter of interest and applicable experience which qualifies you for a tenure-track faculty position or non-tenure track clinical position, and the Director role;

· curriculum vitae;

· for tenure-eligible applicants:

o statement of research interest, experience, and potential for/or success in extramural funding; and

· a list of at least 3 professional references with current, complete contact information for each.

Combine all materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as your resume attachment not to exceed 11MB. Limit document name to 50 characters and do not include any special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

· For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Mary Walker, , UMKC School of Dentistry.

· If you are experiencing technical problems during application, please email .

· Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

We will contact references and request educational transcripts for applicants who progress to the finalist stage.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Position will remain open until filled.

Other Information

This is a 12-month ranked or tenure-eligible faculty appointment with opportunity for ranked or tenured promotion. This full-time appointment is eligible for benefits.

Our academic workloads and schedule promote a positive work/life balance.

Community Information

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry serves as a leader in the advancement of oral healthcare through exceptional educational programs, scientific inquiry, patient care, and service to society. We have a deeply rooted reputation for innovative leadership in dental education. For more than a century, we have led the way by preparing the next generation of oral health care professionals, conducting cutting-edge research, delivering high-quality care to patients and allowing professionals to elevate their careers through our continuing education and practitioner training programs.

A City on the Rise: Big City Life and Midwest Charm, Kansas City offers the best of both worlds - a vibrant, urban community with midwestern appeal and an affordable cost of living. The university is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million. Our UMKC campuses are centered in the hubs of business activity, cultural arts, (some great barbeque and ethnic cuisine!) and health science research engagement for both the Volker and Health Sciences campuses. Our community boasts championship professional athletic teams, NASCAR racing, and a rich history of music and performing arts. Our beautiful state provides rivers, lakes, biking/hiking trails and mountains for outdoor enthusiasts all within an easy drive.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.



The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four universities of the University of Missouri System (UM System), is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs. The University is designated as a high research activity university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is home to 13 colleges and schools; indeed, few urban universities have the depth and breadth of disciplines (ranging from medicine to the performing arts) offered at UMKC. The University enrolls more than 16,000 students, coming from 48 states and more than 95 countries, in more than 125 academic areas. The student population includes 47% undergraduates, 31% graduates and 22% dual-enrolled HS students. Providing a stimulating classroom experience is paramount at UMKC. The institution’s diverse and international faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field at an impressive 83%. UMKC has earned national and international recognition for the quality of its faculty, students, research and community leadership.

UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st century, pursuing excellence as a human-centric learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and region we serve.

As an urban research university, our mission at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to promote learning through the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge of public value across a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields of study. UMKC celebrates the individual and embodies diversity and inclusion by intertwining these goals with innovation to enable transformational impact aimed at bringing cultural, social, health, and economic prosperity to the metropolitan, regional and global communities we serve.

The University is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million and a diverse portfolio of industries and businesses. Home to a diverse base of corporate centers, high-tech firms and prominent non-profits, Kansas City is an inspiring example of 21st century economic transformation, with UMKC sitting at its heart. From thriving corporate headquarters such Garmin to tech startups such as ZOLOZ and ShotTracker, KC’s business community is strong.

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds—a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city’s rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City’s biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.

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